John died on January 18, 2008, after struggling with cancer for 10 months. He knew that he had lived his life well and was content in his acceptance of the inevitable.

After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology from the University of British Columbia, John Jambor joined the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa in 1960, initially in the Petrological Sciences Division and later in the Economic Geology Division. During this period, he received his Ph.D from Carleton University in 1966. John’s life-long affair with innocuous-appearing supergene minerals dates back to his bachelor’s thesis and his work at...

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